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How Google is quietly influencing medicine

KevinMD

With nearly 80 percent of internet users searching online for health-related information, it’s no wonder the catchphrase “Dr. Google” has caught on, to the delight of many searchers and the dismay of many real doctors. What’s received little attention from physicians or the public is the company’s quiet metamorphosis into a.Read more. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Health IT Public Health & Policy

All of Us enrollees can now share health data from their Fitbit accounts with researchers

Mobi Health News

The Fitbit BYOD program is the first digital health initiative launched within the NIH's project to build a longitudinal database of 1 million Americans

Proteus' digital pill is now delivering chemotherapy

Mobi Health News

The sensor-embedded pill will be used to treat and monitor colorectal cancer patients receiving care at Fairview Health Services

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In U.S. Health Care, It’s Still the Prices, Stupid – But Transparency and Consumer Behavior Aren’t Working As Planned

Health Populi

I’m glad to be getting back to health economic issues after spending the last couple of weeks firmly focused on consumers, digital health technologies and CES 2019.

Another Update to the FDA’s Pre-Certification Model

Medical Connectivity

The FDA has released a January 2019 update to its working model of the precertification program (Pre-Cert) for software that is a medical device (SaMD).

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What Is the Patient Driven Payment Model: How Skilled Nursing Providers Can Get Ahead of PDPM

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Jayne Warwick, director of market insights, PointClickCare. The Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) is more than just a new name attached to Medicare payment reform.

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A Smarter Home for Healthy Living at CES 2019….and a nod to Microsoft

Health Populi

Health begins at home. I found evidence for that, beyond my own N of 1 understanding, in a research article published in the U K in 2000 by Lyn Harrison and Frances Heywood.

Ten More Technology Offerings from CES 2019

Aging in Place Technology Watch

CES 2019 – Gone but certainly not forgotten. Multiple blog posts and articles have surfaced since CES 2019 – including some offerings that should be recapped here. No doubt they would have been viewed in person with more time and better tennis shoes at the Sands Convention Center.

Why It's Time to Embrace Telemedicine

eVisit

What’s this new thing called Telemedicine? For starters, it’s not new! I t’s more than 40 years old and was developed as a way to use improvements in communication technology to bring quality medical diagnoses and care to individuals in remote parts of the world.

Google pays $40M to Fossil for mystery smartwatch tech, reportedly from Misfit

Mobi Health News

The deal includes undisclosed intellectual property as well as some R&D personnel

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Perficient Minneapolis Colleagues Support Annual Toys for Tots Charity Drive

Perficient

Our Minneapolis colleagues dedicated their annual charity drive to Toys for Tots , a national nonprofit that distributes toys to low-income families. Team members brought new, unwrapped toys between Thanksgiving and the week of Christmas.

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Yes, Screen your Children for Presymptomatic Diabetes!

Insulin Nation

We spoke with Marian Rewers, MD, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics & Medicine and Executive Director, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Ten More Technology Offerings from CES 2019 -- Beyond Gadgets

Aging in Place Technology Watch

CES 2019 – Gone but certainly not forgotten. Multiple blog posts and articles have surfaced since CES 2019 – including some offerings that should be recapped here. No doubt they would have been viewed in person with more time and better tennis shoes at the Sands Convention Center.

Patients more willing to seek care if they can see cost on smartphone

Mobi Health News

A healthcare and technology survey found that 80 percent of respondents would be more likely to visit a doctor or seek treatment if they could see out-of-pocket cost on their smartphone.

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Perficient Elevates Twilio to Strategic Partner Status

Perficient

Perficient is excited to announce that Twilio has been designated a Strategic Partner. This designation comes as our partnership with Twilio continues to strengthen and build momentum.

UK Digital Health company TestCard wins 'Top Emerging Tech' Award at CES 2019

Lloyd Price

UK Medtech TestCard basked in the glory of star status at the world's most important (and biggest) trade fair this week; CES (Consumer Electronics Show).

When You Have to Break Confidentiality as a Therapist

TheraNest

When Can Client Confidentiality be Broken? As a therapist, your relationship with your clients has therapeutic, economic, and legal dimensions. These relationships are governed by laws which require confidentiality on your part as a therapist.

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How blockchain helps to ensure continuity of care

Mobi Health News

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Three Keys to Creating a Successful Support Team

Perficient

When customers have a problem, call center agents are the front line of defense. In addition to using the right technology to enable them for success, make sure you have the right team to start with.

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The Digital Health Hype Cycle 2019

Lloyd Price

For the third year in a row I would like to share my thoughts on what I see as the cutting edge, emerging, developing and mature technologies from around the digital health world visualised in a "Digital Health Hype Cycle 2019" infographic. (My

2019 MedTech Predictions: Unlocking the Potential of Digital Health

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Amy Sklar, SVP of advanced manufacturing communities, UBM. As reported by Rock Health’s Midyear Funding Review, 2018 got off to a roaring start with $3.4 billion for digital health funding in the first six months of the year.

Teladoc adds back health tool for members

Mobi Health News

Teladoc teamed up with Telespine to give members videos and exercise programs that target lower back health.

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How would you like to change HIPAA?

Health Blawg

HIPAA, everyone’s favorite scapegoat for all (OK, most) of the ills of the modern healthcare-industrial complex, is perpetually called out as being in dire need of a rewrite. Well, that moment has arrived (maybe).

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Governance in Healthcare: Expanding Role of Change Management

Perficient

While all of the data-as-information, content, and knowledge points so far are relevant, the governance model has little value if people don’t know how to access, how to interpret, and ultimately how to use the core,data and its embedded information.

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“Revolutionizing” Healthcare: How Non-Traditional Players are Shaking Up the Sector

Healthcare Informatics

Could consolidation and contentment among major healthcare stakeholders—both on the provider and vendor fronts—open the door for new disruptors with innovative solutions

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NHS Chair Lord Prior talks challenges, opportunities of digital health tech

Mobi Health News

Part of the NHS's new 10-year plan is to make the organisation a testbed for new health tech, such as the portal-like HealthTechConnect

Why Healthcare Companies Should Better Protect Medical Data

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Brooke Faulkner, freelance writer. With new technology comes to new terminologies, like cybersecurity. Unfortunately, this new technology also spawns the creation of new methods to bypass security measures.

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Provider Directories – part 1

HAY on FHIR

So I’ve been sort of following the Validated Directory track at the Connectathon in San Antonio.

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Walgreens, Microsoft Ink Strategic Deal to “Transform Healthcare Delivery”

Healthcare Informatics

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are joining forces on a major seven-year healthcare partnership that will aim to make healthcare delivery more personal, affordable and accessible

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Finding value in mHealth 2.0

Mobi Health News

Perficient Elevates Chef to Strategic Partner Status

Perficient

Perficient is excited to announce that Chef is moving to a Strategic Partnership. They will join other distinguished partners on this list, including Red Hat, Google, and AWS. These companies represent continually high levels of success and achievement at Perficient.

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The Gamification of Healthcare : Emergence of the Digital Practitioner?

Lloyd Price

Gamification in healthcare is gaining momentum, with attempts to apply gaming principles to improve patient clinical outcomes. This trend establishes the need for a “digital practitioner” who channels these games, monitors progress, and selects the most appropriate ones for a given patient.

The 340B Drug Pricing Program: A Federal Court Enters the Fray

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Ken Perez, vice president of healthcare policy, Omnicell.

Israeli medical device cybersecurity company raises $7M

Mobi Health News

The company said it would be using the money to fuel its push into North American markets

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